The WFE agreed its 2019 business priorities at a meeting held in January this year in London, which was attended by the WFE’s 18-member Board and 71-member Working Committee and hosted by Nasdaq. The meeting agreed that the WFE will focus on the following areas throughout the year:
- Regulatory coherence or market fragmentation;
- Technology-related policy work on topics including initial coin offerings (ICOs), crypto assets and cyber resilience;
- Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in market structure;
- Clarifying the nature of market data; and
- CCP-related capital matters.
2019’s five business priorities will sit alongside the WFE’s ongoing work around understanding, defining, and quantifying the economic and social role of exchanges and CCPs.
The WFE will continue to deliver its market-leading regulatory and research work, with a strong focus on standard setting in the year ahead, combined with developing industry consensus positions, best practice, and industry guidance. The WFE's four strategic pillars of advocacy, education, emerging markets, and post-trade continue to underpin its work.
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